Common Toxins in Water

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Posted on November 17 2020

In recent years, people around the United States have learned the critical importance of water purity. Because of catastrophic failures in cities like Flint, MI, more and more people are concerned about contaminants in their water. If you are curious about the most common water toxins in American households, we’ve got you covered.


No one ever wants to hear that a potentially deadly toxin like arsenic is in their water but this is an unfortunate reality for many Americans. Arsenic is likely to show up in your water supply because it was a common ingredient in pesticides. As a result, it can still be found in the soil. 

Arsenic poisoning can be horrible for your health. Over time it can lead to nausea, depression and chronic fatigue.


Lead is one of the most common toxins found in water. This harmful element is especially common in homes with an aging plumbing system. Over time, the lead from your pipes can seep into your water supply and pose severe threats to the youngest members of your family.

Lead stays in your body for an extremely long time, causing issues that range from fatigue to abdominal pain.

Radioactive elements

Soil is often home to decaying radioactive elements. The most common sources of radioactivity are uranium and radon gas. Even more unsettling, the concentrations of these elements could have severe impacts on your health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that one out of 15 homes could have an unhealthy amount of radon gas. This element is believed to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.


Making sure that there is some fluoride in your diet and your drinking water is a good thing. Fluoride can help your teeth build durable enamel, which has an enormous number of other benefits to your health. However, in too great a dose, fluoride can cause issues, including mottling (spots) on your teeth.


Though often overlooked by homeowners, the risk posed by cadmium is no less serious than the other toxins on this list. Prolonged consumption of cadmium can lead to high blood pressure and kidney damage. Pregnant mothers and their children may also be at risk.

Your water purification source

Smart Water Club offers the highest quality water purification systems to ensure that your water is clean and pristine. Our water experts work to identify the contaminants in your water and recommend solutions customized to your specific water needs. Whether your needs are residential, commercial or industrial, we have you covered.

Peace of mind starts with Smart Water Club. Protect the health of your family by taking the water assessment at smartwater.club today!

Source: https://weswater.com/2020/07/top-toxins-in-water/

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